Friday, March 21, 2008

Friday Night Fights: Hellboy, the hero of Africa!

In the mini mini-series Makoma, Hellboy has a vision of fabled Africa thanks to a mummy that only he can hear and sees himself in the role of the hero. And the story the mummy has to tell is the stuff of legends: Makoma is born with the ability to speak and names himself with a handle that means, "He who is greatest and without fear."

Then he has his mom throw him into a pool filled with crocodiles.

Which is bad news for the crocodiles, because after a day and a night they're all dead and Makoma comes out of the pool full grown and "holding in his hand an iron hammer." (I don't have to tell you this story is bad-ass, right? Hold on, it gets even better.)

After consulting with the tribal chiefs and elders, Makoma heads out to defeat the evil powers holding reign over the land.

It almost makes you feel sorry for the evil powers.

Click to mountain-size!

Oh, crap — it's on!

That, Makoma, is awesome.

You don't even want to know what "Bahlactus" means ...

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Panels from Hellboy: Makoma #1 (of 2)
Mike Mignola, writer; Richard Corben, artist; Dave Stewart, colors


The Fortress Keeper said...

What I like about Hellboy is that he doesn't really get fazed by a demonic head-butt.

Maxo said...

Yup - I also like his "if it's worth hitting once, it's worth hitting three or four times" policy.